School Performance Reports

  • School Performance Reports
    The Department of Education releases School Performance Reports for each public school in the state annually to provide user-friendly information to the public about school performance. The information in these Reports also provides useful data to educators and districts to help develop local improvement plans. The School Performance Report contains key information in the following areas regarding the overall performance.

    Student Growth (grades 3-8 only)
    Student Growth measures the performance of students from one year to the next on the New Jersey Standardized Assessment (PARCC) in Language Arts Literacy and Math when compared to students with a similar history of performance. 

    New for the 2016-2017 Reports
    New Jersey’s School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance. The performance reports offer valuable information across many elements, including school-wide academic achievement and progress, demographics, school climate, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.

    New Jersey School Performance One-Page Summary Reports
    For the first time, the NJDOE is publishing one-page, parent-friendly Summary Reports providing easy-to-read highlights of each school. The Summary Reports are a dashboard of key indicators such as student progress, graduation rates and 2-year and 4-year college attendance. The NJDOE has also made available a guide (rc.doe.state.nj.us/Documents/SummaryReportGuide.html) to explain the different data points on the Summary Reports.

    Over Two Dozen New Data Elements
    The 2016-17 New Jersey School Performance Reports (rc.doe.state.nj.us/SearchForSchool.aspx) contain new data elements, including:

    • Updated school narratives with information across a variety of categories;
    • Full and/or half day Pre-K and K reporting;
    • Chronic Absenteeism by grade, subgroup, and progress toward statewide goals;
    • In-school and out-of-school suspensions; and
    • School start and end times. 

    Summative Rating
    Federal law requires New Jersey to include a summative rating based on a formula that combines a few key measures (i.e., proficiency, student growth, graduation and chronic absenteeism). This summative rating is just one part of the overall performance of a school and it is used to determine which schools need the most intense support. Visitwww.state.nj.us/education/ESSA/ for more information.

    The Chester School District Performance Reports